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Primary Practice III: Differential Diagnosis I (Musculoskeletal) (CHI443)

Organisational Unit School of Health Professions
Credit Points 2
Availability MURDOCH: T2-internal
Description This unit stresses clinical decision making. It builds on earlier diagnosis units, further developing students' diagnostic and patient management skills. Focusing on the differential diagnosis of the patient's presenting complaint; consideration is given to the differential diagnosis of symptoms suggesting dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and how to manage the patient appropriately.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week; 6 hours self directed learning.
Assessment Workshop Assessment - 25%
The workshop assessment is case-based. You will be given a patient history and asked to provide a list of differential diagnoses. You will then be provided with additional information and asked for a working diagnosis and management plan
Quiz - 15%
The quiz will be based on the learning modules and may include multiple choice questions, extended multiple choice questions, true/false questions and short answer questions.
Final examination - 60%
The final examination will be a case based examination and will be similar to the workshop assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BChiropractic and successful completion of BSc(Chiropractic).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI413 Primary Practice IV: Differential Diagnosis II cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
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